This really is an excellent summation.
Would anyone care to take a punt on examining the match against Blackburn, given the team selection and where the individuals were asked to play and enlightening me on how exactly we intended to score a goal, other than relying on Kodjia magic, which Bruce has said countless times we need to rectify?
After reviewing the 11 minute highlights on the website (I'm only able to listen to the game via radio, so can't actually watch it live) we managed a total of 2 shots, one was typical Kodjia and the other was a Lansbury free kick, both in the first half.
To be fair, if it wasn't for Baker's terrible pass the game would have probably ended 0-0, which still doesn't excuse the fact that it seems if our guys have the ball for more than 0.5 seconds they have to hoof it or when they try to pass it went right back to the opposition.
While not an authority on the subject, by my logic when playing 4-4-2 you expect for the most part, your wingers to be running at people down the flanks and then trying to get crosses in from the byline, so who does Bruce select for this role? Lansbury on the left and Bacuna on the right???? 1 who's probably never played left wing in his entire professional career and has very little pace and the other who just isn't very good, or a winger either. Now I could at least see some sense in this if he'd selected Amavi (Pace) and Adomah (An actual winger) for the wings, but he didn't.
I might be blind, but I'm just not seeing what our plan/style actually is, it's one thing to be able to see what's being attempted and us just not being successful at it, but in all honesty all I'm seeing us attempt is HOOF and hope Kodjia does something incredible, which I'll go out on a limb and say isn't working as intended.
It's incredibly worrying that 4 months after he was able to make his own signings that there are zero signs of improvement in performances. In fact I'd even go as far to say we've regressed in some instances as there are basic mistakes creeping back into our game, just not all of them are being punished like they were in Jan/Feb.